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and where it is going, steve clemens -- steve clemons is the empress area of washington ideas. >> hey, folks. everybody is running to the thompson reuters counter. thank you for joining us. great to be with you. i am steve -- steve clemons, editor of large of the atlantic, i want to compliment the museum and tell you how historic this is. this is a jam packed day. the google party is coming up, this is one of three times in the history of the museum that they have allowed an outside group, the other happened to be the president of the united states and madeleine albright when she was secretary of state, this is the third time for a during the day session here, this is a great partnership. i think the -- i have a friend here, allen was the founder of circuit city, just apparently wrote the rise and fall of circuit city and to some degree they are uncomfortable truths, when you think of nations and companies, there are rise and fall stories and the united states is so clean not on the fall side but political campaigns are a lousy time to think about the truth of what is happening. one of the h
. i like him. >> we had so many inspiring presidents. i do a lot of reading about george washington. that had not been for george washington we will not of a country. i've always been very inspired by him. abraham lincoln made those decisions that are necessary at the time to pull the country back together and put us on a new course. in terms a modern day, i look at all the presidents. we are at a very critical point in our history. i think he has been the most touching for me individually. i hear pros and cons about the president. i think the american people thought they were the best candidates. i would ever say we've ever had a bad president. all is that better presidents. they did to come along at the right moment. i think they all came along in the right moment. it is a tough job. i think we have been blessed to have great presidents. at this point i think we'll open it up to the audience for questions. >> thank you. before that day in the white house how you deal with the massive attention that has befallen on your family that de? the intention is good. it is not about me. it
to jump in with before rapid a. okay, thank you all very much for coming. [applause] >> today, "washington journal" looks at ohio as a battleground state. >> these are the stories left, great stress but real people in american history, very important moments in american history that we don't know that. the first pilgrims in america came 50 years before the mayflower sailed. they were french. they made wind. they are the good sense to live in florida in june instead of december in massachusetts, but then they were wiped out by the spanish. we completely let the story out of the textbooks. the most famous woman in america was taken captive by indians 6095, marched up in new hampshire. in the middle of the night she killed her captor, realized she could get a penalty for scalps, indian scouts. she went back, scalp them, made her way to boston where she was a heroin. they erected a statute to are. the first statute to an american woman, shows her with a hatchet in one hand and a scalpel in another. kenneth davis is our guest on sunday on in depth. the best selling author of the don't know much
politicians must worry about, is massive discounting that's going on in this country of washington elected leadership and the need for people to restore themselves but and also i believe, after an election we will see an upsurge in intelligence in washington. lots of intelligent people in congress but whether they collectively pay that way is not obvious. [inaudible] >> pardon me? >> short-lived. >> exactly but i think the important thing here is that, this is a more positive because i don't doubt the hurdles that are just been discussed and i doubt this will certainly be a deal, grand bargain in the lame-duck, but i think the imperative is such on the economy that will need to be some indication that this is going to be solved ask others going have to find at least a minimum of revolution -- resolution on paper that they're going to resolve it. don't forget, the good thing that happened, to set it can't avoid this decision, or at least you can't without major consequences. so if you like good military spending, you're screwed if you don't do something. and this is a good position to get t
the diplomatic community here in washington, and arranges events to show them what goes on you. also people to people international who post the foreign officers at the national defense university. was happen with this is weak, and we take these our homes and arrange events with them, then go back to the home countries and remember us. when diplomats wife went to thailand, she's japanese and she set up an organization in thailand. last summer we also did the international children's festival, where 24 embassies got to show the american public what they do and the american public got to learn. one of the things, one of my friends is also with, what was a public diplomacy in afghanistan, out in the country trying to help women. so the fact that the public diplomacy goes a lot of different ways, we can get the diplomats to come here and military officers, they go home and preach our views back there. >> i think it's a good question about what's the role of cultural diplomacy, and particularly what do you guys found as effective? >> i like what you said about alumni and we in congress over year
it wrong. in his "washington examiner" column yesterday, michael said flatly, i was wrong. but he followed up with the line, i take some pleasure in finding that i've been wrong because it is an opportunity to learn more. i think we all share that sentiment. after michel's speech will turn to henry olsen to talk about what defeat means for the republican party. the firing squad is assembled and the recriminations phase has begun. the "washington times" said in an editorial that chris christie should be excommunicated. [laughter] and jenny beth martin, head of the tea party patriots had this to say about romney. he was weak, moderate, handpicked by the establishment and about what -- beltway elite. it doesn't work and it is time to find someone who embraces our value to henry will tell us what values the bar should learn. henry by the way called the popular vote on the nose in this election. he and nate silver deserve kudos overall pick finally we're going to turn to norm to talk about what this election means for the house and the senate and this is quickly. i should report that norms a bo
for bloom berg view. ramesh has published articles in "the new york times," washington post, wall street yowrnl and financial times. he's also the author, i didn't even know this until today, of a monograph that aei published in 1995 called "the mystery of japanese growth." he's been a fellow at the institute of economic affairs in london and a media fellow at stanford university's hoover institution. thank you all for joining us today. so here's how this is going to work. weaver going of to have our -- we're going to have our panelists each talk for about ten minutes, and i may ask questions as we go along, but we're going to leave plenty of time for questions from the audience, so, please, keep that in mind, and we'll have microphones that'll go around later so we can have a nice, spirited discussion. with that, i'm going to start with alfonso, open up with you. thanks. >> thank you very much for the opportunity to be with you this morning. certainly, i think there has been since the election a seismic change in the political landscape when it comes to latinos and immigration. and i'm
washington post -- evan jenne will to confirm it -- they used to assign reporters to the same story could just get the competitive edge and see who does a better job. there's a huge cultural issue here. what is happening now because of the ministry sources is news organizations are in fact starting to say i can't do that type of work on my own. i will start to work with other technically competing news organizations so i have been involved mostly in large-scale collaborations that involve pbs frontline and publica which is non-profit. we are working with the center for investigative reporting. it might seem like a no-brainer. it kind of is especially today but it is true that culturally it is completely out of norm. we received a night granted couple years ago, to do a how to model for how to do collaborative reporting. what we quickly realized is before we can teach people to do this we need to change their minds about it. we need to change the culture in some ways or start to talk about the culture. do they always play well with others? no. not always. it can be really difficult. my big
on their sleep. [laughter] the sleep deprivation quotient, i think, in washington goes off the chart the day after the election. let's start with the house republicans. at the top there will not be much of a change. john boehner will be the speaker of the house, you know, unless something unforeseen happens in the next few weeks. he will be, he will keep the reign. the republicans gained, you know, a few seats, but that's not really going to effect his shot. he ran unopposed in ohio for his own race, and the defining conflict of the republican conference in the 112th congress, this sort of conflict between eric cantor, the majority leader, and john boehner, the speaker, is really behind them at least, you know, from everything that we have seen. the -- so that is remarkably stable, the first three positions. john boehner will be, you know, the next speaker, eric cantor will be the majority leader, and kevin mccarthy will be the majority whip. where it starts to get interesting is for the conference chairman position. this is currently held by jeb hensarling who is making a bid to be the fina
to enforce tough sanctions on -- so i think in washington what are these guys doing? they're sabotaging our successful sanctions policy, and this terrible, you know, difficult partners we have, china, russia, are onboard. and then they come up with something which, you know, makes the whole thing to capsize. so, you know, the turks and brazil got, you know, politely to withdraw, politely. >> so the timing wasn't right before. >> oh, i think it was a very interesting proposal. i think it may be modified as it was with the ordinary -- [inaudible] the low enriched uranium. i will come back to that. >> i think we have to be honest about this. there's no difference between a centrifuge that's running in fordo and natanz. the only difference is it's much harder to bomb. i mean, that's the difference, right? and so it's technically not really different, it's politically different because this has been an issue for israel communicated to the united states, and it would be difficult for israel to take out fordo if it's buried under a couple hundred feet of granite or rock. the u.s. could do it. it w
. >> families list within washington politics, it is an incredibly powerful force. at some point they were the largest organization. i don't know if that's still true, in the day of the super pacs, they are not the largest anybody. so emily's list is an organization that supports democratic pro-choice women for all kinds of offices around the country. they are very powerful and have been working really hard for a long time to get more women effect did. other celebration about the creator of the woman, sometimes you want to say this is terrific progress in other times you say wow, 20%. but it's very, very hard work getting women elected. so i cited emily's list because they're the biggest. but there's grass-roots organizations, places like the white house project to go around trading at women, which is one of the biggest problems in terms of electing women. you know, organizations like sam bennett wins that campaign for him. all kinds of organizations support getting women into politics. >> and the same thing is true for. we have the victory fun working for a long time. our key tap that is
the least. c-span is everywhere. c-span in washington is just every defense, you know, small hearing, public policy meeting, downtown. c-span just seems to be there. >> steve austin watches on horizon. c-span, created by an american cable companies in 1979, brought to you as a public service on your television provider. >> next, a debate of issues important to younger voters in this presidential campaign. panelist and american spectator reason.com and liberal oasis reps at the conservative, liberal and libertarian point of view. hosted by the student organization come young americans for liberty at american university. this is about two hours. >> first, i like to say, the members of young americans for liberty help me bring this event come to life. also want to thank our cosponsors for tonight and no labels. and also like to thank the generous contributions from the cato institute, american enterprisamericanenterprise ins, intercollegiate studies institute in the leadership institute. i want to thank her speakers later on tonight will be introduced by our moderator. 20 years ago, my thought
a surfer, none of these, and this comes from the "washington post," none of these actually look like a tidal wave. i know it's kind of small. it goes out to 2040. if you just look at the top to, health care spending, public health care spending, medicare and medicaid, social security the second chart, look at social security as monique said earlier, it goes from a little less than 5% now to about 6% by the middle of the 21st century. that's not exactly a synonymy that threatens to destroy our civilization and calls for immediate urgent action. what it means is simply over half a century we need to either raise revenues by about 1.5% of gdp or the alternative, if you outcome you could cut social security benefits by that amount, or you could have some compromise, or you could think about reform within the context of the retirement system as a whole, and arguably as i would suggest, expand social security which is the most stable part at the expense of reductions in the volatile and unstable part of our retirement system, which is tax favored 401(k)s which have done a terrible job comp
, it's just unbelievable that that's, the general public is so disgusted with washington. i mean, we are reading about what's going on now the highest level of our military. this situation where, in the 21st century we've got a food and drug administration. with state pharmacy boards. something like this could happen. it's like it's almost beyond belief. but it makes me think back to what the president reagan said in reference to the russians and the nuclear stockpile, trust but verify. and that's a responsibility of this committee, this oversight and investigations subcommittee of energy and commerce. trust but verify. and we are not very trusting today, as you can do from our line of questioning, and we shouldn't be. that judge, his widow in the previous panel, talked about his contribution to society in the great state of tennessee, and his life was lost but he was just one of how many. we're talking about far too many people. so i would just come in my last second, ask you, dr. hamburg and maybe dr. smith could come as well, do you think that the fda needs, because of this, to al
've been reading the stories and seeing it on the news, but for the rest of washington, the stories of heartbreak are unimaginable. the most heartbreaking story was when i went to staten island, and we, we met with first responders whose job was to find two children. and what happened in this case was a mother was worried because she'd lost power, and her husband told her to find a different place to stay with the children and urged her to go to brooklyn to see her mother. she took the children in the car, but what happened in staten island is the storm surge was so severe, a 10-foot wave came across the road. her vehicle stalled, she took her children out of the car. she tried to get them to higher land, and they were taken from her arms. these children were 2 years old and 4 years old. and the mother could do nothing about it because the storm was so strong. now, she's just one story of many of families who lost their lives because of this storm, and i can tell you our mayor and our governor worked so hard to evacuate families. they evacuated families all across new york, and that
, that was the second in twenty after the one in washington, the height of the crisis in november. prime minister gordon brown had the next one in april in london and that was around the time of my birthday. won the conference was done and we said let's go for a walk and would you like to see where abby road is, sure, let's see. so we went out and did this picture and the wife said we should go not on the door -- i don't think you can do that. she said i think they're expecting you. we have arranged for that. that is what i did. we knock on the door and went in and they gave us a great for including studio 2 where the beatles recorded all of their stuff and they brought out -- i'm a piano player, they brought out pianos and keyboards that the beatles actually composed or performed. so i fooled around on that. my disappointment was when i left, they prevented me with the cd that had been recording what i was doing and if i had known that i would have tried to play something and do it well but i was fooling around. >> a parting gift for all of you on the way out. on that note please join me in thanking th
that the election is over hopefully we'll have a moment in washington where the leaders come together and on tax reform and education and immigration and fiscal policy, now that we're no longer the issue of we have a reelection, that's done. barack obama has run his last campaign and you have divided government. i think the mandate the american people was sending is work together. focus on us not what divides you as politicians, focus on us. and i don't offer misplaced optimism often. because in washington you can get pessimistic quick. but i do have confidence there is path way on tax reform, on continued education reform, on doing some smart things around energy. and that's the test of the ment and the leaders in the senate and houses. can they come together post election. and for a period of time put your needs and the needs of the country first. and i have a great deal of confidence we'll do that. so i look forward to talking to you about the election that just happened. [applause] >> thank you for having me back. it's great to be back at the university of delaware and thank you for coming.
in the government and corporate and nonprofit sectors, including the city government of washington tv and the national mental health association and the national alliance on mental illness where she served as a chief operating officer. she is an ordained minister and she most recently served in the community of washington. seated next to her is patricia williams, professor of law at kobe university and she writes the monthly diary of a mad law professor column. she is the author of several books, including most recently, a family friend, and the search for the rim of my own. which is a personal collection of stories and anecdotes and biographies. next to professor williams is rebecca tracer. many of you may recognize her from her many television appearances. she's the author of big girls don't cry, the election that changed everything for american women's. she writes about politics and gender and has contributed to the new york observer, "the new york times", vogue, and among many other publications. please join me in welcoming her this afternoon. [applause] thank you all for coming.
at washington. what will the new president of the united states, what would be the president in the second term do about any of what he promised to do so let's look at the three obama promises. the first promise was in his first term when he said he will find a solution for the palestinian-israeli issue, and, unfortunately, we know what happened over the four years. that has not been that. it's an unfulfilled promise at best. some see it as a failed promise. the second promise the president of the united states had, unprecedented as it is, when he said the united states would never allow iran to be a nuclear power. now, this is unprecedented whether right or wrong, but it's something that was done not only during the elections, but a statement made by the president more than once, and i think it was in connection of promises made also to the israeli prime minister. how, will president obama fulfill the promise? wiggle out of it? absolutely implement it whether it's militarily or through containment policy, and what are they doing from my point of view, one of the reasons or a fascinating part a
general to have the rank george washington held in the revolutionary war since then. he might well have been one of the most famous people on earth. he took world for after he left the white house and everywhere he went crowds turned out to see this great american hero but he writes just weeks before he dies i never thought of acquiring rank in the profession i was educated for, namely the military. yet it came with two grades higher prefix to the rank of general officer for me. i certainly never had either ambition or taste for political life, yet are was twice president of the united states. one of the striking things to me on writing this story was observing how grant did and mostly did not change personally as he became this world historical figure. when the civil war began, grant was living in illinois. one thing after another had failed for him. he failed as a farmer and failed in selling real estate and failed selling insurance. he finally had to fall back on longstanding offer from his father who really thought ulysses grant had very few gifts at all. and he went to work for his
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